Research into Practice Assignment 2: measure an experience in a quantitative way
Please pick one particular experience and think about how to measure it. In particular, the result should be presented in a quantitative way, and that means some numerical data should come out from your measurement.
Here are some suggestions:
• Pick one experience, and a focused one. If you choose some experience that is broad and common like shopping over Internet or social media, you might encounter difficulties to measure it in an effective way within this one-week assignment schedule.
• Define your own measurement. Please decide which aspect of experience you want to measure. Also, please think about how to measure it and the results are numbers.
• Play safe, or be ambitious? You can choose to measure an obvious and doable aspect of experience. However, you are encouraged to measure an unique and meaningful new aspect of an experience, maybe in way that no other people have yet thought about.
• Decide the scale of the measurement. Use your own judgment. Based on the aspect of experience, your measurement, and desired result, you choose the numbers of subjects of the research practice. (Pursuing statistic significance might be too much for this assignment. If you don’t understand the prior sentence, just ignore it.)
• Present your research finding and try to explain the quantitative result. Instead of only describe the numbers, try to visualize your quantitative data with diagrams, charts, or any other information visualization that may better communicate your research result. Also, try to explain the result, and think why the data related to the experience is emerging like this.
• Reflect on the process of choosing criteria and measuring the experience in a quantitative way. Reflect critically your current practice of quantitative measurement. Think about the pros and cons of doing it in your current way.
The deliverable is one slide presentation you can show to colleagues and class during the studio session.